NY Strip Steak – @ home, on a weeknight

I’d been wanting to use the Joule sous vide to make some steaks at home. Making steaks at home is not something we usually do. I can probably count one one hand the number of times I’ve cooked a steak in the last 3 years. Up till now, steak has always been one of those things that I just order when I’m at a restaurant. I think we can change that!

During the last Costco trip we found a pack of 5 NY strip steaks for about $38. We decided that we would use the FoodSaver to package them all up separately. Each steak was big enough for two people’s dinner. We don’t need HUGE portions of steak, really a few ounces is plenty for a weeknight dinner.

As my husband and I like steak at different temperatures, we cut the one steak into two pieces. We sprinkled our favorite steak seasoning – Penzey’s Chicago Steak Seasoning– on the steaks and seared them on 1 minute each side. Then we sealed them up in one bag (vacuum sealed) and put them in the water bath at 133 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours. After that my steak got a really quick sear in some butter and my husbands stayed on the pan a bit longer as his steak needed to be a more done for his liking.

My steak (pictured) was perfect. Had great flavor and perfectly cooked which I can honestly say that I’ve never been able to do myself at home.  We served with some butternut squash roasted in olive oil seasoned with rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper. Roast at 400 degrees until softened and a bit browned. Flip once during cooking. Very easy.

I’m definitely looking forward to making the other 4 steaks using the sous vide method. Maybe next time I’ll try making a pan sauce to drizzle over them. Any suggestions on flavors or other seasonings?

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